Cutting bangs is a bold move. If you’re not sure you’re ready to take the plunge, try long, side-swept bangs first.
Long, side-swept bangs are a good test for full-time bangs because they can easily be swept to the side or pulled back. They’re also flattering for pretty much every face shape. Side-swept bangs will give your face a new frame and add dimension, not to mention update that haircut you’ve been sporting since junior high. They can be worn several different ways — check out 8 New Ways to Style Your Bangs for more ideas.
Flirty, long, side-swept bangs should begin around the cheekbone and gradually blend in to the rest of your haircut. Soft, face-framing layers work best with side-swept bangs. Research the best bangs for your face shape before heading to your stylist for the most flattering cut.
Celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, and Emma Stone are all known for sporting long, side-swept bangs. If you love your new long, side-swept bangs, you can always go for a blunt, bolder bang like New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel and Hannah Simone.
Still not sure if bangs are for you? Take our Bangs: Should You Get Them? quiz for the final word.